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The 2006 Mazda RX-8 (SE3P) is a sports car manufactured by Mazda and a refresh for the model that went on sale in 2003 as a successor to the Mazda RX-7. It was redesigned in 2009 as the Mazda RX-8 (R3).

Unlike its predecessor, the Mazda RX-8 is a four-seater and comes with fixed headlights. The RX-8 was designed to be more practical for everyday use than the RX-7.

Games

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 vehicle that costs $28,000 and is available from the beginning of the game.

It is best suited for Grip and Drift events. It is less useful in Speed and Drag events as it reaches its maximum revs too quickly and lacks a high top speed.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 vehicle that costs $22,000 and is unlocked upon the player reaching Wheelman Level 2.5. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases with a price tag of $37,000.

It is one of the slowest accelerating cars although it also possesses sharp and grippy handling.

Need for Speed: Shift

The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 1 vehicle with a 3.20 car rating and costs $27,000. It is unlocked from the beginning and is capable of a Works conversion.

It lacks in straight-line performance, but offers great handling traits.

Shift 2: Unleashed

The RX-8 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern class car that costs $20,600 with a D 320 performance rating and a 2.72 handling rating.

If the player swaps its engine in favour of a tri-rotor version, it will receive significantly improved acceleration at the expense of oversteer in corners.

Team Need for Speed

The Team Need for Speed edition is unlocked upon reaching driver level 5. It is powered by a 20B tri-rotor engine with an A 1505 performance rating and a 3.94 handling rating.

Need for Speed: World

The RX-8 was made available in Need for Speed: World on February 14, 2012 as a tier 1 car following its announcement on episode 58 of Ask Marc. Since August 22, 2012, it had been featured as a D class vehicle.

It is a competitive class D car with powerful acceleration as its best trait, which came at the cost of poor nitrous power. The handling traits were similar to that of the 1995 Mazda RX-7 and allowed it to lose little speed through corners, despite being slightly heavier than the RX-7.

It is a useful all rounder for racing even when put in class A after upgrading. It could not be upgraded to class S.

Stock: 381 (D class) Maximum: 641 (A class)

Red

The Red style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2300. It was made available on February 14, 2012.

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Performance Parts
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Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 496
TopSpeedIcon2.png 420
AccelIcon2.png 625
HandlingIcon2.png 445
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Standard
SpeedBoost2300

Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png349,000, and was initially released on November 14, 2012.

On June 28, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png600,000 as part of the End of the World event.

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Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 381
TopSpeedIcon2.png 229
AccelIcon2.png 512
HandlingIcon2.png 402
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Standard
Dollar icon.png349,000

"Renesis"

The "Renesis" style is an art director car that costs SpeedBoost2600. It was released on March 27, 2012.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Performance Parts
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RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
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Stock Hood
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Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
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WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
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WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 549
TopSpeedIcon2.png 507
AccelIcon2.png 677
HandlingIcon2.png 465
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Art Director
SpeedBoost2600

Need for Speed: Duel

The RX-8 (2006) appears in Need for Speed: Duel.

Need for Speed: Edge

The RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.

Stock

The RX-8 2006 has an A class performance rating.

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A 530
Requires 100 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 534
Acceleration 525
Nitro Capacity 531
Strength 361
Durability 353

"Mad Mike"

The RX-8 "Mad Mike" 2010 has an S class performance rating.

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S 739
Requires 500 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 731
Acceleration 748
Nitro Capacity 738
Strength 460
Durability 420

Trivia

  • The RX-8 appears as a North American specification model in all games.

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